Friday, March 18, 2005

50th anniversary of the Rocket Richard hockey riots

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the Montreal Forum hockey riot that followed the suspension of Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

Many commentators consider the riots to have been a seminal event in the history of Canada, and in particular, in the history of Quebec, since the riots were a symptom of deep-seated frustrations of the French-speaking majority of Quebec. The riots were a precursor to the period in the early 60s known as the "Quiet Revolution", an era of rapid political and cultural modernization in the province.

And since this is a library blog, why don't you check out the hockey resources from the National Library of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada)?

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 1:18 pm


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